15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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15 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Lahti
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: London

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Haemeenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Museo Militaria). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, stroll through Nasi Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere online travel route planner .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tampere is 2 hours. Traveling from London in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tampere, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Jyvaskylan satama, then take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla, then take in the views from Karkisten Silta, and finally view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla day trip website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Maki-Matin perhepuisto ©
Maki-Matin perhepuisto
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 4th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Kuopio sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games

1
night
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kuopio to Kuhmo in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then stop by Taitokortteli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally find something for the whole family at Treetop Adventure Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Joensuu takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Joensuu

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vesijärvi harbor and Laune Central Park. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill (in Kouvola) and Haemeenlinna (Evo Hiking Area & Linna Golf & Country Club). The adventure continues: have fun at Lahti Sports Center, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lahti online trip planner .

You can drive from Joensuu to Lahti in 4.5 hours. September in Lahti sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Fun & Games Golf

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
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Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center

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